How to Craft a Washer?
The objective of this tutorial is to build a flat washer like below, which looks like a flat disk with a circular hole inside.
We will use
First, create a flat disk using the
2. We can set the height to an even smaller value to
make the disk thinner.
Next, create a smaller flat disk with the height. By default, a cylinder has a
5. So we set this second cylinder's radius to
3 so that it is smaller
than the previous cylinder. The purpose of this smaller disk is to mark the region
we want to cut out of the bigger disk later.
We want to center the two disks. We can accomplish this by grouping the two by
<g> tag with a layout command to center them
along the x and y axes.
Now that the two disks are positioned in the way we want, we can cut the second,
smaller disk from the bigger one using the transform command
id to that cylinder
id="hole". Then, we can give
#hole as an argument to the cut command
cut #hole. Note that
#something is just a standard css selector for selecting
elements whose id is
Can you apply what you've learned to craft the following objects?
A round washer with a rectangular hole
A rectangular washer with a round hole
A rectangular washer with a rectangular hole